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David Brooks a Very Wise Jew

I don’t know how observant Mr. Brooks is, but I do know he understands what being Jewish means.

Is Haredi Daas Torah the Only Reality?

Rabbi Metzger’s less than honorable reputation was known long before he ran for that position.

A Shameful Tirade

Marvin Schick called Rabbi Frankfurters’s response "breathtaking in its mean spiritedness."

Another Moderate Haredi Speaks Out

“I have daughters to marry off and the husbands they want to marry will not accept daughters of someone who is working!”

The Beauty (and the Beast) of Chasidus

Even the subject of sexual relations is discussed quite candidly and in my opinion quite beautifully.

One Step Forward – Two Steps Back

The government’s insistence on a core curriculum is considered an attack against the Torah.

How Many More ‘Pious’ Sex Abusers Are There?

I believe this is the first religious leader to have served a 16 year sentence for ‘raping, sodomizing and sexually assaulting a child relative…

Whose Fault Is It Anyway?

To see such dire poverty among those whose values are supposed to be the highest among us - makes you question your own values.

Over Killing the Left

Not only did Jonathan Rosenblum criticize Rabbi Lopatin, he criticized the British Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis for accepting an invitation to Limmud.

The Sky Is Falling

“Orthodox birthrates in just the last few years have been soaring,” said Jewish sociologist Steven M. Cohen. “The sky is falling for the rest of the population.”

A Microcosm of Achdus

There was mixed seating. You got to sit with your spouse.

Haredi Establishment Smearing Father of Molested Youth

Prominent members of the Lakewood community publicly vilified him - in writing - as a Moser (someone who informs on a fellow Jew to the authorities).

The Demise of Conservative Judaism

For me, Conservative Judaism is not the answer to the future of Judaism.

Another Haredi Tells It Like It Is

Rabbi Grylak blames the Israeli Yated -- specifically naming its editor Nati Grossman for fomenting enmity and violence by vilifying anyone that does not agree with extremist views.

My D’var Torah for Shimon’s Bar Mitzvah

The Dvar Torah I gave yesterday at my grandson Shimon Greenland’s Bar Mitzvah.

Rabbi Avi Weiss Crossing Hard Lines

Rabbi Weiss wrote: "Israel as a state should give equal opportunities to the Conservative and Reform movements."

Telling It like It Is

The defacto infallibility of "gedolim" alienates “both those who were brought up frum and especially for those who were not.”

Is Feminism Compatible with Orthodoxy?

In Judaism men and women are given specific roles. Each has their own area of responsibility for fulfilling God’s will.

Pushing the Boundaries of Outreach

As Orthodox Jews who understand the value of the Torah and the importance of following Halacha – how can we change this new secular Jewish paradigm?

A Plea to Lakewood’s Rabbinic Leadership

To their credit, the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) came out with a statement applauding the courage of Kolko's young victim.

The Million Man March

Can we remain ambivalent in the face of what our eyes saw and ears heard?

Soothing the Savage Breast

In a million years I would have never dreamed that people who look and dress the same way and very likely share the same religious values could be so radically different.

The Secret of Orthodoxy’s Success

Yiddish words are increasingly seeping into the English language.

Of ‘Torah Haters’ and Noah Feldman

Minister Lapid should not be judged by a few offhand comments spoken in angry response to being constantly attacked as a Torah hater.

Chacham Ovadia Yosef, ZTL

He was a giant not only to his own Sephardi community, but to the entire Torah world.

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